70 Influence Quotes

  • The most powerful moral influence is example. – Huston Smith

 

  • The only real influence I’ve ever had was myself. – Edward Hopper

 

  • A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. – Henry Adams

 

  • Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. – Albert Schweitzer

 

  • It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people’s lives. – Clint Eastwood

 

  • Influence is the prerogative of great minds. – J. Wesley

 

  • Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means. – Albert Einstein

 

  • The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years. – Deepak Chopra

 

  • The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others. – Henry Ward Beecher

 

  • For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him. – Karl Marx

 

  • Be selective about your external influences. Your multi-dimensional brain is influenced by everything you see, hear, read, smell, touch, feel or say. – Brian Tracy

 

  • My mother told me I was dancing before I was born. She could feel my toes tapping wildly inside her for months. – Ginger Rogers

 

  • Attitude is greatly shaped by influence and association. – Jim Rohn

 

  • Sometimes, if you want to change a man’s mind, you have to change the mind of the man next to him first. – Megan Whalen Turner

 

  • No star ever rose and set without influence somewhere. – Owen Meredith

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  • Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. – Mark Twain

 

  • Nothing has a greater influence over your life than your thoughts rather they are negative or positive. – Tasha Hoggatt

 

  • The influence of each human being on others in this life is a kind of immortality. – Winston Churchill

 

  • Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices. – Voltaire

 

  • Never mistake the power of influence. – Jim Rohn

 

  • Sometimes the most influential thing we can do is listen. – Bob Burg

 

  • Unleash your influence not authority. – Joseph Wong

 

  • One of the best ways to influence people is to make them feel important. – Roy T. Bennett

 

  • Influence may be the highest level of human skills. – Unknown

 

  • Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another. – George Eliot

 

  • The future influences the present just as much as the past. – Friedrich Nietzsche

 

  • Having influence is not about elevating self, but about lifting others. – Sheri Dew

 

  • In order to have influence, you have to be influenced. – Stephen Covey

 

  • There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life. – Booker T. Washington

 

  • It would be difficult to exaggerate the degree to which we are influenced by those we influence. – Eric Hoffer

 

  • Get around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long after they have departed. – Jim Rohn

 

  • Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another. – Napoleon Hill

 

  • People exercise an unconscious selection in being influenced. – T. S. Eliot

 

  • Because everything we say and do is the length and shadow of our own souls, our influence is determined by the quality of our being. – Dale E. Turner

 

  • A young painter who cannot liberate himself from the influence of past generations is digging his own grave. – Henri Matisse

 

  • We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us. – John Locke

 

  • God, how we get our fingers in each other’s clay. That’s friendship, each playing the potter to see what shapes we can make of each other. – Ray Bradbury

 

  • You can be much more influential if people are not aware of your influence. – Unknown

 

  • We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why. – Stephen King

 

  • The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret. – Salvador Dali

 

  • Influence is to be measured, not by the extent of surface it covers, but by its kind. – William Ellery Channing

 

  • Influence: What you think you have until you try to use it. – Joan Walsh Anglund

 

  • The people who influence you are the people who believe in you. – Henry Drummond

 

  • I hold that a strongly marked personality can influence descendants for generations. – Beatrix Potter

 

  • There is a boundary to men’s passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination. – Edmund Burke

 

  • The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence. – Herodotus

 

  • The influential man is the successful man, whether he be rich or poor. – Orison Swett Marden

 

  • Never underestimate the influence you have on others. – Laurie Buchanan

 

  • You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time. – J. S. Knox

 

  • Your influence on others is your net worth, treat it as such. – Peprah Boasiako

 

  • Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear. – Bertrand Russell

 

  • Example, whether it be good or bad, has a powerful influence. – George Washington

 

  • As athletes, we’re used to reacting quickly. Here, it’s ‘come, stop, come, stop. There’s a lot of downtime. That’s the toughest part of the day. – Michael Jordan

 

  • Influence is like a savings account, the less you use it, the more you’ve got. – Andrew Young

 

  • Influence is when you are not the one talking and yet your words fill the room; when you are absent and yet your presence is felt everywhere. – Temitope Ibrahim

 

  • The serene, silent beauty of a holy life is the most powerful influence in the world, next to the might of the Spirit of God. – C.H. Spurgeon

 

  • Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence. – Henri Frederic Amiel

 

  • A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example. – Joe DiMaggio

 

  • Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

  • Ideas are the mightiest influence on earth. One great thought breathed into a man may regenerate him. – William Ellery Channing

 

  • Influence is having people follow you because of what you represent. – Paul Larsen

 

  • You will never influence the world by trying to be like it. – Unknown

 

  • He who influences the thought of his times, influences all the times that follow. He has made his impress on eternity. – Hypatia

 

  • No influence is so powerful as that of the mother. – Sarah Josepha Hale

 

  • The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but as in whispering galleries, they are clearly heard at the end and by posterity. – Jean Paul Richter

 

  • Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to help you in times of need. You have to get your education. Then nobody can control your destiny. – Charles Barkley

 

  • And as we let our own light shine we unconsciously give other people the permission to do the same. – Marianne Williamson

 

  • Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood. – Walt Disney

 

  • It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life. – Margot Asquith

 

  • You will only have influence and power in the field of your gifts and talents. – Sunday Adelaja